this past saturday, we had a birthday party for the little she and all of her friends (her actual birthday isn’t until the end of the month, but with everyone’s schedules in may we decided to start the celebration early:). it was a small shindig at our house (because of near-freezing temperatures – in may – go figure) with kids running everywhere and the big kids enjoying each other’s company, good food and drink. the soon-to-be-3 year old is crazy about waffles so we had a waffle bar, where guests could decorate their waffles with fresh whipped cream, chocolate or peanut butter chips, maple syrup, molasses, lots of fresh berries, rainbow sprinkles, or homemade strawberry sauce.
it was by far my favorite topping.
and it really was easy to make. i started with emeril lagasse’s recipe and made only a few small adjustments. it is light, fresh, and perfectly sweet.
homemade strawberry sauce
4 cups hulled & diced strawberries
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup water
zest of 1 lemon
1. add all ingredients to a saucepan and simmer over medium heat, about 20 minutes. take off heat and let cool for about 5-10 minutes. puree in blender or food processor.pour over waffles, pancakes, french toast, cheesecake, or ice cream. enjoy!